Quest sets up sheet metal fabrication facility for aerospace

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Bangalore, July 15 (UNI) QuEST, a leading provider of outsourced engineering services and manufacturing, today announced that QuEST Manufacturing, its wholly owned subsidiary, will set up a dedicated sheet metal fabrication facility for aerospace in its 300-acre Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Belgaum in Karnataka.

This facility would be in close proximity to machining and special processing and would support both engine and structural sheet metal forming.

Phase-1 of this facility would consist of sheet metal cutting, brake forming, hydro forming/fluid forming, heat treatment for aluminum and assembly operations like riveting, a company release here said.

''Setting up of the sheet metal processing facility will enable QuEST and its current customers to graduate towards integrated sourcing and assemblies. It reiterates our commitment to set up an ecosystem for the supply chain catering to global aerospace industry requirement. Combined with the rest of our capabilities, it positions us uniquely in the aerospace industry in India,'' Mr Aravind Melligeri, Chairman and Co-founder of the company, said.

The company had appointed Mr Nicholas Belbin as an advisory board member at QuEST Manufacturing to leverage his extensive experience in aerospace sheet metal processing.

QuEST was participating in the Farnborough International Airshow in the UK, during which it would showcase its end-to-end capabilities in aerospace engineering, the release added.

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